Toronto residents invited to share their views on multi-tenant houses

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May 30, 2017

Toronto residents invited to share their views on multi-tenant houses

The City of Toronto is holding a series of public consultation meetings on proposed regulations for multi-tenant houses – commonly referred to as rooming houses.

Two different sets of meetings will be held. The first set of meetings will be held in five "pilot" areas where multi-tenant houses currently are not permitted, while the second set will take place in areas of the city where multi-tenant houses are permitted.

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Registration for City of Toronto summer and after-school programs begins in early June

News Release

May 29, 2017

Registration for City of Toronto summer and after-school programs begins in early June

Registration for the City's summer swim and skate programs and After-school Recreation Care (ARC) programs will commence on three separate dates.

Registration for these programs begins at 7 a.m. on:
Saturday, June 3 for Scarborough and Etobicoke York
• Tuesday, June 6 for North York, Toronto and East York
• Monday, June 12 for After-School Recreation Care (ARC) programs for the upcoming 2017-18 school year for all districts.

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Toronto’s Bike Month to get rolling with Monday’s Bike to Work Day

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May 25, 2017

Toronto's Bike Month to get rolling with Monday's Bike to Work Day

More than 200 bicycle-themed events will take place across Toronto during this year's Bike Month, May 29 to June 30. The celebration of cycling will include guided bike tours, cycling workshops and social events. Bike Month encourages Torontonians to ride a bike more often and raises awareness about the importance of cycling infrastructure.

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Doors Open Toronto at 150 locations this weekend

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May 24, 2017

Doors Open Toronto at 150 locations this weekend

The 18th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns this weekend, May 27 and 28, offering free and rare access to 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

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Closure of Queen Street This Weekend For Removal of Pedestrian Bridge

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May 19, 2017

Closure of Queen Street This Weekend For Removal of Pedestrian Bridge

Queen Street between Yonge Street‎ and Bay Street will be closed to vehicles from 11 p.m. Friday, May 19 until 5 a.m. Monday, May 22 for the removal of the pedestrian bridge at the Hudson's Bay Company building. There will also be no access to James Street during this period.

Eastbound traffic on Queen Street will be diverted at Bay Street while westbound traffic will be diverted at Yonge Street.

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Toronto Public Health Provides Lyme Disease Prevention Tips

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May 18, 2017

Toronto Public Health Provides Lyme Disease Prevention Tips

With warm weather arriving, Toronto Public Health reminds the public to protect themselves against blacklegged tick bites and Lyme disease. These ticks are the only type of tick in Ontario that can transmit the bacteria that cause Lyme disease.

"The overall risk of acquiring Lyme disease in Toronto is considered low," said Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health. "While we encourage everyone to enjoy the nice weather and explore the outdoors, it's important that everyone is aware of the locations where ticks can be found in the city and know how to prevent Lyme disease."

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Update – Toronto Island Park Remains Closed as Water Levels Continue to Rise

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May 18, 2017

Toronto Island Park remains closed as water levels continue to rise

Water levels in Lake Ontario continue to rise and experts advise this situation is not expected to see any improvement for several weeks. As the long weekend approaches, the City of Toronto reminds residents and visitors that Toronto Island Park remains closed. There is no ferry service for members of the general public and they are advised to refrain from visiting Toronto Island Park until further notice, due to significant flooding.

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